Escaped accused murderer back in custody

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An investigation is underway to find out where Keneca Ryan went after he escaped from the police yesterday afternoon, and why he fled moments after he was charged for allegedly murdering businessman Campbell Jackson.
The 19-year-old Green Bay man, accompanied by attorney Lawrence Daniel, turned himself in to the police shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday, three hours after he jumped from the balcony at the St. John’s Police Station to escape.
He landed on Newgate Street and ran to a nearby shop where he attempted to rob former OBSERVER media employee Ava “Sassy” McKenzie who works at a shoe repair shop on Nelson Alley.
The police told OBSERVER media that several officers went after the accused but lost sight of him very quickly.
McKenzie recounted that she immediately recognised Ryan whose photograph she said she saw in the Daily OBSERVER earlier this week when it was reported he had surrendered the first time.
“I [was] wondering, why is this young man walking towards me? He turned himself in, unless it is he just escaped. He looked very nervous, and he walked straight up to me and said, ‘Miss, gimme yuh phone deh.’ And I looked at him and said, ‘me nuh hab no phone, dawg’,” she said.
She said it was clear the accused was on the run, and he was afraid as he kept looking up and down Newgate Street before he left the shop.
McKenzie said she was not harmed.
Ryan is the fourth man charged in connection with Jackson’s killing. On Friday, police charged Arthur James, Alexis Mussington and Kennecha Marcel with murder and also accused them of the attempted murder of Jackson’s son Jari Jackson and his friend Tevin George.
Sixty-six-year-old Jackson, his son and friend were all shot on the night of May 25 at the Jackson’s home in Green Bay.
The middle-aged man died on the spot, and the other two were taken to the hospital and treated.
After charging the trio, the police issued a wanted bulletin for Ryan earlier this week, and they urged him to surrender for questioning for the crime.
He once again did so in the company of the lawyer.

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